Ulf Rinne is Head of Scientific Management and Senior Research Associate at IZA. In this role, he acts at the interface between research, policy advice, and scientific management. Next to his own research, he participates in research projects on behalf of renowned institutions, and he performs management duties as member of IZA’s executive staff.

Ulf Rinne joined IZA in 2005. He studied economics in Bonn and Lisbon, and he received his doctorate from the Freie Universität Berlin in 2009.

His research interests are in various fields of empirical labor economics and applied microeconometrics. He is particularly interested in the evaluation of labor policies (such as training programs for the unemployed or integration measures for refugees), in migration policies (for example, in the context of immigration law), in instruments to combat discrimination (such as anonymous job applications), and in the consequences of technological change and digitalization on labor markets (such as new forms of employment and the gig economy).

Most of his papers can also be accessed on RePEc, EconPapers, and Google Scholar.


IZA Publications

IZA Standpunkt Nr. 79
revised version published as 'Punkte machen?! Warum Deutschland ein aktives Auswahlsystem für ausländische Fachkräfte braucht und wie ein solches System aussehen kann' in: Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, 2016, 17 (1), 68-87 [Details & Download]
IZA Standpunkt Nr. 57
English version published in: Intereconomics, 2013, 48 (4), 230-235 [Details & Download]
IZA Standpunkt Nr. 37
published in: A. Heinz and U. Kluge (eds.), Einwanderung - Bedrohung oder Zukunft? Mythen und Fakten zur Integration, Frankfurt/Main: Campus, 2012, 263-278 [Details]
IZA Standpunkt Nr. 34
published in: Zeitschrift für ArbeitsmarktForschung / Journal for Labour Market Research, 2011, 44 (1/2), 81-89 [final version] [journal version]
IZA Standpunkt Nr. 14
published in: Wochenbericht des DIW Berlin, 2009, 76 (26), 422–429 [Download]
IZA Research Report No. 140
Forschungsbericht im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für Arbeit und Soziales (48 Seiten)
IZA Research Report No. 138
Expertise im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für Arbeit und Soziales, Bonn 2023 (64 Seiten)
IZA Research Report No. 135
Kurzexpertise im Auftrag des Bundeministeriums für Arbeit und Soziales (76 Seiten)
IZA Research Report No. 134
Studie im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für Arbeit und Soziales (40 Seiten)